I managed to sneak away to the garage for a little bit this weekend, so have a few minor things to update with. Firstly, I cut out the left and right panels to their correct sizes, and also rounded off the lower corners as per my design.
With that done, I was also able to finalise the size for the front and back panels (which will face player 1 and 2).
This also means the base panel size can be finalised and cut, although I will save that for another day.
Finally, I decided to create a basic stencil that I will use for cutting out the coin door hole (in the Player 1 panel). I had a scrap offcut from my last cab laying around which was a good size so I got to work. In my previous cabs, I decided to create my own door. This looked ok and allowed me to create a bigger door at a nice price. This time, since the cocktail cab is much smaller, I can get away with a smaller coin door. I looked around and found this set at Austin Amusements – Two coin metal coin doors, a coin mech, two locks and coin door bolts for $45 – which is not half bad! (Link)
After resizing the stencil a few times, I got a nice fit – so this will end up being used to help size the hole correctly. I plan to spend some time and sand it down somewhat though before using to get it more event. Something you will see in a future update.
The Donkey Kong control panel artwork was ordered last weekend from GameOnGrafix – so I expect that will arrive in another week or so (can’t recall how long it took last time).
Meanwhile, I will get the router out and look at how to go about creating the round lines for the speaker (as seen on the donkey kong cab – left – below the control panel).